Titanium silicocarbide (Ti3SiC2) is also sometimes called titanium silicon carbide.
It is a unique ceramic in that it possesses ceramic and metallic characteristics meaning that it is suited to both mechanical and electrical applications. For example it exhibits high temperature stability as well as high electrical and thermal conductivities as well as having a moderate resistance to oxidation.
Furthermore, it has a high fracture toughness at high temperatures and can be machined using hardened steel tools.
|Tensile Strength (MPa)
|Compressive Strength (MPa)
|Modulus of Rupture (MPa)
|Young’s Modulus (GPa)
|Electrical Conductivity (Ω-1.m-1)
|Thermal Conductivity (W/m.K)
|Co-Efficient of Thermal Expansion (°C-1)
Titanium silicocarbide has potential applications in aircraft and diesel engines. It also has potential to be used as a contact layer for silicon carbide semiconductors.